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Workout Wednesday - Piriformis vs Lower back

by Jeffrey McCarrell on July 10, 2019

When your glutes and piriformis are tight and fatigued they can cause you to have a sore lower back and hamstrings, poor balance, and even shooting nerve pain down your leg due to sciatica. (Your sciatic nerve shoots through your piriformis. When inflamed, the piriformis compresses this nerve causing the pain.)

Sometimes we need to feel a deep stretch to help us loosen up. This stretch is perfect for loosening up our hips and lower back. And with the slight modification you can focus on one area or the other. Or even both if you need. Try this out for 10-15 seconds per side.

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